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Check out Boulevards' Guide to San Francisco

newspaper cover May 4-17, 1998

Features: Club Mix
Young, hip Asian Americans are making a scene. Plus, gay Asian clubs in the city.

Pier 45, Shed B: Fisherman's Wharf--where the ocean ends and civilization begins.

Real Art: For cutting-edge art, just head to the nearest telephone pole.

Millie's Map: Millie stares at the massive cranes and realizes that life is just as uncertain, risky and beautiful.

Job Interview: The man who started MTV now heads up the largest online service in the world.

Read2Win: A contest of reading comprehension.

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Purse Proud: Local designers get caught holding the bags--everything from elegant evening purses to practical cotton satchels.

Bag Lady: Designer Sharon Dunham rides a wave of innovative signature handbags.

What's Your Bag?: Your bag is not an extension of your wardrobe--it is your wardrobe.

Germ Warfare: Do you know where your hands have been?

Miss Pinkie Shears: The debonair miss gives her fashion advice.

Concrete Runway: Cara Cordoni and Vrañas at La Bodega.

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MadCatting Around: San Francisco's festival of edgy modern women's films also showcases a movie by '60s pre-feminist Doris Wishman.

Faux Feminist: Bad Girls go to MadCat festival.

All Snap, No Plot : The Spanish Prisoner lies flat on David Mamet's pages.

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Jungle Love: The jungle music at Eklektic, a weekly drum and bass party, is fast, funky and raw.

Good Vibrations: Why new pop bands can't top the Beatles and the Beach Boys.

Club Guide: A week's worth of hot night-clubbing.

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Eat Italy: Eight Italian restaurants in the Mission.

[Books]
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Dance Fever: Subculture anthropologist V. Vale celebrates a fresh old aesthetic in Swing: The New Retro Renaissance.

Book Picks: Brief reviews of The Antelope Wife, Remote Feed, Hail Babylon and Blue Bossa.

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Circus Circus: Popcorn's on the street with circus sideshows and freaks.


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